Employee Spotlight – Connor Davidson

This month we are putting the spotlight on Full Stack Developer Connor Davidson. Connor has been with CU Engage for 1.5 years and uses his skills to develop software that finds the common denominators from data across multiple industries. A crafty tech guru, Connor works with all elements of our software applications from the database, to the business logic, to front-end design ensuring all components work together seamlessly. Connor has helped the technology team with incredible new developments that will help the team internally, as well as help our clients.

Connor studied computer science with a concentration in Software Engineering and a minor in Statistics at The University of North Carolina at Connor Davidson_Headshot-01Charlotte and now joins the CU Engage team from Cary, North Carolina. Growing up, Connor always had a passion for creating. He would try his hand at building things and figuring out how things worked whether it was with Legos or teaching himself how to write code he was constantly trying to solve problems and get his hands dirty. All that tinkering then was a perfect Segway into his position with CU Engage. When Connor isn’t working, he likes to read, exercise, spend time with friends, and learn Spanish. He has been learning Spanish on Duolingo for over two years and currently is approaching an 800-day streak.

Want to know more? Vamos! Read on to learn some fun facts about Connor.

 

Fun Facts about Connor

Q: Is the glass half empty or half full?                                                                                                      A: Half full.

Q: What makes you laugh?                                                                                                                      A: Very dry humor.

Q: What is your favorite holiday?                                                                                                             A: Thanksgiving.

Q: What would you do if you won the lottery?                                                                                      A: Live on an island.

Q: Best vacation you’ve taken?                                                                                                               A: Family vacation to Utah.

Q: Are you messy or organized?                                                                                                              A: Organized.

Q: What is your spirit animal?                                                                                                                    A: Elephant.

Q: What book did you read last?                                                                                                              A: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell.

Q: What celebrity do people think you look like?                                                                                  A: Zach Galifianakis.

Q: What is an ability you wish you had?                                                                                                 A: Cook really good food.

Q: What is on your bucket list?                                                                                                                 A: Visit every state in the U.S.

Q: What are your pet peeves?                                                                                                                   A: People with poor planning skills.

Q: What was your favorite book, toy, or outfit as a child?                                                                    A: The Harry Potter series.

Q: When are you happiest?                                                                                                                        A: Traveling.

Q: What was your first concert?                                                                                                                A: Zac Brown Band.

Q: What does true leadership mean to you?                                                                                          A: Taking responsibility for the successes and failures of the team and empowering employees.

Q: Do you have any advice for new hires?                                                                                              A: Be yourself.

Q: Describe CU Engage in 5 words or less:                                                                                             A: Everyone is very kind.

Q: If you could learn to do any one thing, what would it be?                                                             A: I wish I could fly a plane.

Q: When you have 30 minutes of free time, what are you doing?                                                      A: Learning Spanish.

Q: What is the coolest or most important trend you see today?                                                         A: Cryptocurrency and decentralized computing platforms.

Q: Are you a hunter or a gatherer?                                                                                                            A: Hunter.

Q: What is your favorite 90’s jam?                                                                                                            A: Wannabe by the Spice Girls.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?                                                                              A: To delay gratification.